Thomas C. Atkeson Papers

Dates: 1944-1979

Assistant to the Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue, 1945-1952

The Papers of Thomas C. Atkeson consist primarily of materials concerning Atkeson's work with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The materials include correspondence, evaluation studies, memos, printed materials, reports, speeches and statements, and organizational data.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Helen Atkeson Phillips donated her copyright interest in all unpublished writings of Thomas C. Atkeson in this collection to the U.S. government. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Dennis E. Bilger (1980).
Updated by: Emily Knapp (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1897 (21 November)

 

Born Thomas Conner Atkeson, Columbia, Alabama

1927

 

B.S., Georgetown University

1931

 

Ph.D., Georgetown University

1945-1952

 

Assistant to the Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue

1952-1954

 

Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue and Internal Revenue Service

1954-1968

 

Professor of Taxation, Marshall Wythe School of Law, William and Mary College

1979 (22 July)

 

Died, Williamsburg, Virginia

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Thomas C. Atkeson Papers include articles, evaluation studies, memos, reports, printed materials, correspondence, speeches and statements, and organizational data pertaining to his career with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service from 1945 to 1954. The collection also contains speeches by George J. Schoeneman, Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

The collection contains articles written by Atkeson on the Bureau of Internal Revenue and correspondence. The collection also contains records of the organization and basic functions of the Internal Revenue Service including budget, programs and objectives, employment taxes, excise taxes, delinquency and audit, internal communications, and further decentralization. These records also address broad and troublesome problems within the Bureau including public relations, working relationship between headquarters and field installations, appropriations, and training employees.

Printed materials include an interview with Internal Revenue Commissioner John Dunlap and, a statement by Thomas Atkeson on the reorganization of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

The collection also contains statements by George J. Schoeneman to the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute.

This collection also contains speeches and statements made by Thomas C. Atkeson. These speeches are progress reports, proposals, and statements made to professional associations pertaining to the management and planning of the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Related collections at the Truman Library include the John B. Dunlap Papers.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1

  SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1979
Articles, correspondence, records and reports on the organization and function of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, and speeches. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1944-1979

Box 1

  • Articles
  • Biographical
  • Correspondence
  • Organization and Function of the Internal Revenue Service [1 of 3]
  • Organization and Function of the Internal Revenue Service [2 of 3]
  • Organization and Function of the Internal Revenue Service [3 of 3]
  • Printed Materials
  • Schoeneman, George J.- Speeches
  • Speeches
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